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Crime rate in Port Stephens, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 52/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    74,981

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    841.79 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    5,683

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    75.79

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,052

    Total number of violent crimes in the LGA (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery, etc...)

  • Property Crimes
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    1,920

    Total number of property crimes in the LGA (arson, burglary, theft, car theft, etc...)

  • Violent Crimes
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    14.03

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    25.61

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    65.39%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    44.06%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Port Stephens crime trends

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Port Stephens crime compared

Top crime types in Port Stephens:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 900 reported cases of Theft.

    900

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 808 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    808

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 756 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    756

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 677 reported cases of Property damage.

    677

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 528 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    528

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 496 reported cases of Deception.

    496

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 368 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    368

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 281 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    281

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 201 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    201

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 182 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    182

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 100 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    100

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 79 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    79

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 62 reported cases of Arson.

    62

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 49 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    49

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 47 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    47

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 47 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    47

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 22 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    22

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 18 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    18

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 17 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    17

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 17 reported cases of Robbery.

    17

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 13 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    13

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 11 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    11

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Port Stephens there were 4 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    4

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Port Stephens

    1 in 71

    In 2023 in Port Stephens your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 71

  • NSW

    1 in 87

    In 2023 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 87

  • Australia

    1 in 95

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 95

Chances of becoming a victim of a Property crime

  • Port Stephens

    1 in 39

    In 2023 in Port Stephens your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 39

  • NSW

    1 in 41

    In 2023 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 41

  • Australia

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Port Stephens rank in crime?

Port Stephens lga is ranked 52/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Port Stephens a safe lga?

Port Stephens lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Port Stephens?

The top crime types in Port Stephens are Theft, Assault and related offences, Justice procedures offences.

What is the most reported crime in Port Stephens?

900 Theft cases were reported in Port Stephens in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Port Stephens?

Crime in Port Stephens has increased by 7.35% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Port Stephens in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Port Stephens in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Port Stephens?

The least safe suburb in Port Stephens is Balickera, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Port Stephens?

The safest suburb in Port Stephens is Heatherbrae, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Port Stephens crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Port Stephens by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Balickera, Fishermans Bay and Osterley (NSW).


Suburbs in Port Stephens

The data is based on annual 2023 data from state police departments and population data from the 2021 ABS Census. Rank is calculated for crimes weighted by severity and proportionate to population.

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